A Pair of Monumental Bronze Legs of a Griffin

Culture: Roman
Period: 1st century A.D.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: each 25 cm high
Price: 14 000 Euro
Ref: 3409
Provenance: English private collection, acquired 1956. Last in a Scottish auction house.
Condition: Intact
Description: Magnificent and large bronze legs of a griffin which once supported an important Roman furniture. The feet with anatomical details, clearly accentuated limbs and long, pointy claws. The legs also with worked out muscles, tendons and joints. The legs are hollow and tapering off on top to an acanthus leaf. Mounted.